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2017 RECAP

Record: 36 - 37

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

There were not that many highlights for the Rangers in 2014. Leonys Martin proved he is a bona fide roto-speedster as he swiped 30+ for the second year in a row while raising his average .014 points. Adrian Beltre proved he is still very good, hitting .295+ for the 5th straight year (albeit while hitting only 19 homers while knocking in only 77 runners). On the pitching side, Derek Holland missed most of the year but when he returned, he posted strong ratios and threw 92 mph showing he is fully recovered.

What Has Changed?

Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo return after injury marred seasons to give the Rangers offense a boost. Not much else is new in Arlington. On the pitching side, the Rangers added Yovani Gallardo to bolster the rotation and should have both Derek Holland and Colby Lewis for the whole season.

What to Expect:

Expect the Rangers to be better on offense with Fielder, Choo and Moreland returning from injury. Those three should get a bunch of RBI opportunities with Martin and Elvis Andrus setting the table and stealing bases to get into scoring position. The pitching staff will be better (though still not great) but at least Neftali Feliz will enter the year healthy and should hold down the 9th inning as he did before they messed him up by trying to move him to the rotation.

This Year’s Surprise:

Many will shy away from Yovani Gallardo because Texas is a tough place to pitch, the AL is a tougher place to pitch than the NL and his Ks are well below his 200+ heyday. Gallardo will surprise and be a solid starter in AL-only leagues. Why? The answer is because the strikeouts have gone down in large part because of a change of approach. Gallardo now induces ground balls more than 50 percent of the time – a skill that will serve him well in Texas. Plus, remember that Gallardo has been a consistent performer in the major leagues – his ERA has been under 4 every year but one since he was 21 years old. 

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Houston Astros 50 25
2 Seattle Mariners 39 37
3 Los Angeles Angels 38 39
4 Texas Rangers 36 37
5 Oakland Athletics 32 42

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Andrew Cashner SP MIA
Tyson Ross SP SD

DEPARTURES

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jonathan Lucroy (R) TEX C 55 206 18 55 19 12 0 4 10 0 20 0 0 .267
Robinson Chirinos (R) TEX C 29 92 19 22 22 3 0 9 9 0 23 0 0 .239

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mike Napoli (R) TEX 1B 59 205 26 41 32 6 0 14 17 3 74 0 1 .200

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Rougned Odor (L) TEX 2B 73 292 36 62 31 11 2 12 11 1 70 6 4 .212

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Adrián Béltre (R) TEX 3B 20 73 9 20 16 6 0 2 9 0 9 1 0 .274
Joey Gallo (L) TEX 3B 69 232 44 45 39 11 2 19 28 0 101 4 0 .194
Drew Robinson (L) TEX 3B 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Elvis Andrus (R) TEX SS 71 286 42 83 38 17 2 7 20 0 52 18 7 .290
Pete Kozma (R) TEX SS 30 31 5 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 13 0 1 .111

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jurickson Profar (B) TEX LF 20 51 6 7 3 0 0 0 9 0 14 1 1 .137
Ryan Rua (R) TEX LF 45 99 14 20 11 5 0 3 10 0 41 2 2 .202
Delino DeShields (R) TEX LF 56 161 32 47 11 7 0 1 16 0 53 17 3 .292

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Gómez (R) TEX CF 45 169 28 44 27 12 1 9 17 0 55 5 2 .260
Jared Hoying (L) TEX CF 24 62 10 13 6 2 0 1 4 0 20 2 0 .210

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nomar Mazara (L) TEX RF 68 255 32 69 46 14 1 10 21 4 56 2 1 .271

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Alex Claudio (L) TEX RP 32 1 1 0 1 36.2 31 4 9 7 21 2.21 1.04
A.J. Griffin (R) TEX SP 8 8 4 2 0 39.0 38 12 25 12 35 5.77 1.28
Tony Barnette (R) TEX RP 23 0 1 1 0 23.2 31 4 19 7 24 7.23 1.69
Jose Leclerc (R) TEX RP 19 0 1 1 1 20.0 11 1 5 11 34 2.25 1.10
Yu Darvish (R) TEX SP 16 16 6 5 0 101.0 72 13 35 36 109 3.12 1.07
Ernesto Frieri (R) TEX RP 2 0 0 0 0 3.2 3 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.09
Anthony Bass (R) TEX RP 2 0 0 0 0 5.2 14 1 9 0 1 14.29 2.47
Nick Martínez (R) TEX SP 11 10 2 3 0 60.1 58 13 29 14 31 4.33 1.19
Matt Bush (R) TEX RP 27 0 2 3 8 26.2 29 5 10 10 29 3.38 1.46
Cole Hamels (L) TEX SP 5 5 2 0 0 32.2 25 4 11 12 15 3.03 1.13
Martín Pérez (L) TEX SP 15 15 4 6 0 82.1 104 9 43 29 61 4.70 1.65
Jeremy Jeffress (R) TEX RP 31 0 1 2 0 29.2 36 4 18 12 17 5.46 1.69
Joely Rodriguez (L) TEX RP 26 0 1 2 0 27.0 37 4 19 12 18 6.33 1.93
Tanner Scheppers (R) TEX RP 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 2 4 0.00 1.33
Dario Alvarez (L) TEX RP 18 0 2 0 0 14.0 14 1 5 12 16 3.21 1.86
Keone Kela (R) TEX RP 27 0 3 1 1 27.2 13 3 9 12 37 2.93 0.94
Tyson Ross (R) TEX SP 2 2 1 1 0 8.2 9 1 9 4 7 9.35 1.50
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (R) TEX SP 8 3 2 0 0 29.2 23 6 14 8 18 4.25 1.04
Andrew Cashner (R) TEX SP 12 12 3 6 0 69.1 71 5 27 31 33 3.51 1.47

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